|L'Incantatrice del norte (The Enchantress of the North) for ocarina septet - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Ocarina septet based on my poem and duet "Incantation for Pamela". (The video of the duet can be enjoyed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jTnwONnIKc See pdf files for score and parts of this ocarina septet version. The sound sample (ogg file) is an electronic preview - I would be pleased to hear of any live performances.
Keywords: enchantress; ocarina; septet; romance; original music; incantation
|Early Evening in Camden Town - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Poem by Sandra Eros, music composed and performed by David W Solomons. (see also video: Camden Town See pdf file for score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This is a lament for the poor and dispossessed of any town, who nevertheless have dreams of a better place. The guitar sequence was composed in a tiny patch of green in a London Square, a very strange evening.... (I have become aware, over the years, that some people think this song may have a connection with the Red Hot Chilli Pepper'...
Keywords: camden; town; dispossessed; song; original music; poem; dreams; distant
|Past Two o'clock - a modern madrigal - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Parody of the old Christmas carol Past three o'clock, words and music by David W Solomons (who also performs it in the sound sample here. See pdf file for score. An a cappella choir is enjoying a late sing, into the small hours, but their neighbour doesn't appreciate it.... A video of this piece can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMWDn2QqxHQ
Keywords: parody; a cappella; humour; neighbour; noise; nuisance; original music
|Serenata nella residenza estiva (Serenade in the summer residence) for ocarina septet - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Ocarina septet based on my setting of the poem Serenade in the summer residence by Reiner Kunze. See pdfs for score and parts The sound sample is an electronic preview - I should be pleased to hear of any live performances
Keywords: serenade; ocarina; septet; Kunze; original music; sala terrena
|Noel di Gautier for ocarina septet - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
One of three septets for ocarinas by David W Solomons. This one appeared (in midi form) at a concert in Manchester in 2000, accompanying dancers as seen in the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gco_5C0wXpk but has not yet been played live. The score and parts are available here as pdf files. If a septet performs this piece I would like to hear them. The theme of this piece is based on my setting of Gautier's poem Noel, describing the poverty of the surroundings at the time of Jesus' bir...
Keywords: gautier; noel; original music; ocarinas; septet; dancers; special effects; vada
|5 silly songs for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
5 silly songs for alto and guitar by David W Solomons based on the following 5 poems There was a young belle of old Natchez ... Beneath this slab John Brown is stowed ... The Devil having nothing else to do went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue ... The laughter of the lesser lynx is often insincere ... The common cormorant (or shag) lays eggs inside a paper bag. ... Audio sample performed by the composer (see ogg file)...
Keywords: silly; songs; alto; guitar; original music; rieu; nash; belloc
|En Province by Georges Rodenbach with English translation - set to music - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
The poem En Province by Rodenbach, with English translation (Up Country) by S N Solomons, set to music by D W Solomons. See pdf files for score and parts and ogg or mp3 files for performance. This can also be seen as a video on En Province
Keywords: rodenbach; solomons; poem; province; country; song; alto; original music
|Falling is painless - 4 poems by Carol Batton with music by David W Solomons - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Carol Batton distributes her poems freely around Manchester. These are four of them, set to music for alto and guitar. See pdf file for the score and ogg or mp3 file for my performance. This can also be seen on video: Falling is Painless
Keywords: batton; leaf; clocks; song; original music; alto; guitar; poetry; poems; depression
|It was a lover and his lass - a modern madrigal - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Words and music by David W Solomons by way of a parody of the original Shakesperean song. The lover and his lass are passing through supermarket aisles (instead of "green corn field") and calling each other all the time on their mobile phones. Two versions are available - the original for ATTB men's voices and a higher version for SATB mixed choir. The music sample (ogg Vorbis file) is a performance of the original version by the composer, multitracking...
Keywords: lover; lass; supermarket; mobile phone; cellphone; humour; parody; Shakespeare; multitrack; original music
|Dans l'interminable ennui de la Plaine - Unending bound of tedious land - song for alto and guitar - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song for alto and classical guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons based on a poem by Paul Verlaine and an English translation by S N Solomons. See each of the pdf files for the two language versions and the ogg or mp3 file for my performance. The guitar part is fairly simple and makes good use of stopped and open strings on the same note and adjacent notes for its sonorous effects.
Keywords: verlaine; solomons; ennui; tedium; relentless; classical guitar; alto voice; original music; songwriter; guitar effects; stopped; open; sonority
|Song of the Childless - David W Solomons (dwsolo)|
Song of the Childless for alto voice and guitar composed and performed by David W Solomons (see pdf for score and mp3 or ogg file for performance) This song was inspired by my initial reactions to the realization that I am infertile. In my case this was due to Kallmann's syndrome [go google it ;-)] (that being said, some people with Kallmann's can have children, after much medical fiddling, but this is not so in my case)...
Keywords: infertile; infertility; childlessness; song; original music; alto; guitar; score; classical guitar; countertenor; asexual; asexuality; kallmann's; dawkins; selfish gene